|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Organisations, including those engaged in education, are changing in response to post-corporate and other influences. The nature and effectiveness of responses varies but leadership is a consistent factor in organisational success. This course sets the scene and begins the process of doctoral study that will equip graduates to lead research-informed organisational change in the context of their professional practice as educators. Students will engage in a balance of personal and collaborative inquiry informed by relevant theory and directed toward their own professional contexts.
The course begins with an analysis of the challenges created for educational organisations by the emergence of post-corporate influences. Possible responses to these influences are explored and assessed. The role of leadership in generating constructive organisational responses to post-corporate challenges is analysed. Four leadership approaches are emphasised: transformational leadership; strategic leadership, educative leadership and organisation-wide leadership. Students are facilitated to engage with others in understanding the essence of the challenges in their workplaces and, using authentic data, develop a contextually defensible response to an identified challenge.